Luxor has long been recognized as one of Egyptâ€™s most alluring destinations. Luxorâ€™s numerous fascinating architectural structures, temples, tombs, and monuments have been attracting people form all over the world for years. It is often referred to as the â€œworldâ€™s greatest open air museumâ€ because of its never ending magnificent historical sights.
If you commit to a [size=3][link=http://paradiseintheworld.com/the-mystery-of-luxor/]holiday in Luxor[/link][/size], be prepared, as seeing all this region of the world has to offer requires a great deal of walking, we can tell you however that it is more then worth it, as you will see things that will create memories that will last a life time. Here are some of the most interesting tourist sites and attractions in this ancient Egyptian city.Located on Nileâ€™s east bank is a small village called Shenhur, where the ruins of an important temple can be found.
The Temple of Isis, which translates to â€œthe Lake of Horus,â€ has struggled over the centuries, as evident on its wrecked walls and almost-gone inscriptions on the stones. Several lime-burning and stone-robbing incidents have left this Roman temple to what it is now. Despite that, tourists still flock to this area to see the ruins up close.Situated on The Nile Riverâ€™s East bank is another temple. The Luxor Temple, a huge complex built in 1400 BC, is probably Luxorâ€™s most renowned and visited attraction.
Visitors can experience a visual fest of various Egyptian statues, monuments, murals, and obelisks, including Ramesses II Colossus, Amenhotepâ€™s colonnade and red granite obelisk.The Valley of Kings and the Valley of Queens are burial places for the Pharaohs and wives of the Pharaohs. Located on the Nile Riverâ€™s west bank. The tombs are lavishly adorned with rocks, beautifully-carved inscriptions, and other decorations.